April 30th, 2014
ADDISON COUNTY — The Vergennes Union High School softball team finally hit the field and won twice to highlight area action earlier this week. In other games, Mount Abraham suffered its first loss, Otter Valley won on the road, and Middlebury came up short at home.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school tennis play earlier this week, the Middlebury Union girls’ and boys’ teams each posted wins, but the Otter Valley girls came up short.
The MUHS boys, who have lost a few matches to weather, evened their record at 1-1 by edging visiting North Country, 4-3. The Falcons dropped to 1-3.
The individual scores were:
• At No. 1 singles Travers Parsons-Grayson (NC) defeated Elliott Abbott (M), 6-1, 6-3.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school lacrosse action earlier this week, the Middlebury and Vergennes boys earned road wins, but the Middlebury girls took their first loss and the Otter Valley boys lost on the road.
ESSEX — Host Essex pulled away in the late innings for a 13-3 win over the Mount Abraham Union High School baseball team on Tuesday. The Hornets improved to 3-2, while Mount Abe dropped to 1-3.
Josh Cyr singled and poked an RBI double for the Eagles, and Aaron Benway also knocked out a pair of hits. Sawyer Kamman absorbed the pitching loss.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s tennis team won twice this past weekend, including an upset of Amherst, which was ranked No. 3 in NCAA Division III in the most recent poll. The Panthers finished the regular season at 17-2, 7-0 in NESCAC play.
The Panthers, ranked No. 8 in the most recent NCAA poll, have won nine of the last 10; they will play in the 2014 NESCAC championships from May 2 to 4 at Bowdoin as the No. 1 seed.
It won’t take too much straining of the gray matter for any Red Sox fan to know what series Francona is talking about.
For those still in doubt, here’s Curt Schilling talking about the same seven games, except before it made baseball history: “I’m not sure of any scenario more enjoyable than making 55,000 people from New York shut up.”
BRISTOL — Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ and girls’ track teams both prevailed at an April 29 four-team home meet.
The Eagle boys finished with 108 points to defeat Mount Mansfield, 86; Lamoille, 15; and BFA-Fairfax, 2. The girls earned 138 points to defeat Mount Mansfield, 80; BFA-Fairfax, 17; and Lamoille, 12.
Scoring points for Mount Abe with top-five individual or top-three relay finishes were:
MIDDLEBURY — Host Middlebury College on Sunday won its third NESCAC championship in the past four years, as the Panthers held off a day-two charge from Williams on Ralph Myhre Golf Course to capture the 2014 title.
The NESCAC title is the fifth overall for the Panthers, who receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament. The event will take place from May 13 to 16 at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C.